Cressey Family Charitable Trust

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Mission

To support the City of Eugene Public Library and non-profit organizations in the Eugene/Springfield area of Oregon, that emphasize education generally, and literacy and reading programs specifically.

Application deadlines

July 31

Program areas

Education

States served

Oregon

Geographic limitations

Eugene/Springfield, Oregon

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Committee members

A four member committee reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Trustee.

The Cressey Family Charitable Trust awards grants to the City of Eugene Public Library and Eugene/Springfield area non-profit organizations that emphasize education generally, and literacy and reading programs specifically.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $2,500 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 10
Average total giving per year: $50,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by July 31 to be reviewed at the grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by November for applications received by the deadline.

Required reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required.

About the Foundation

The Cressey Family Charitable Trust was established in 2006 by John P. Cressey. Mr. Cressey was a resident of Eugene, Oregon until his death in 2006. He did not have a wife or children, but wanted to honor his parents, who owned a book store, and leave something behind that would benefit the community. His love of reading, which began at an early age, moved him to create a trust that supports education and literacy programs that impact the residents of the Eugene/Springfield area.